AAG - April Workshops

The Ateneo Art Gallery is offering several workshops this summer! Get to know the basics of painting and illustration with our upcoming programs this April.

*Open to kids ages 8-12
April 7 & 14, Saturday | 9AM – 12NN
Ateneo Art Gallery, Ben Chan Art Suite
2F Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University
Workshop Fee: P2,500 for two sessions (inclusive of materials)
Register here: http://bit.ly/AAG-AcrylicForKids2018

*Must have basic knowledge in drawing
April 19, Thursday | 9AM – 12NN
Ateneo Art Gallery, Ben Chan Art Suite
2F Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University
Workshop Fee: P1,200 (inclusive of materials)
Register here: http://bit.ly/AAG-BasicFigureDrawing

For further inquiries, email us at aag@ateneo.edu or call Esty Bagos, Museum Education Officer at 426.6001 loc. 5392


Organized by Asia Society, sponsored by Ayala Museum
Hosted by Areté and Ateneo Art Gallery
With the support of SMART Communications Inc.


The 2017 Arts & Museum Summit will host a series of presentations and panel discussions featuring leading international arts professionals from the Asia Pacific region and beyond to share their insights into audience engagement through community and educational programming at cultural institutions, as well as the outreach strategies to build these audiences. The two-day program will be held from November 6 to 7, 2017, at Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté and the Ayala Museum.


For more information on the schedule, speakers and how to register, visit: http://summit.transfuze.org/



Php7500 – regular

Php5000 – students and senior citizens

Php3750 – Asia Society members

2017 Tony Godfrey lecture series

PhP1,200 per session | PhP4,000 for 4 sessions | PhP 6,400 for 8 sessions


March 7. LECTURE 1: 1986: Did Contemporary Start Now?

What does the death of Warhol and Beuys in this year signify?

The heyday of Neo-expressionist painters, Baselitz, Kiefer, Clemente

The advent of Jeff Koons and Neo-conceptualism


March 8. LECTURE 2: Sculpture and Public Projects

Can you make sculpture after Minimalism?

Anish Kapoor, Anthony Gormley, Thomas Schutte, Montien Boonma

1987/1997 Munster Skulptur projekte

Places with a past, Charleston 1991


March 14. LECTURE 3: The Others

Is this the point when art became global – or sort of?

Magiciens de la Terre, Paris 1989, Whitney Biennial 1993

Ilya Kabakov, Sophie Calle, Xu Bing


March 15. LECTURE 4: Thinking and Participation

Is art about thinking and interacting rather than looking at objects and pictures?

Thinking: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roberto Chabet

Participation: Carsten Holler, Rikrit Tiranavija, fog, slides, green curry


March 21. LECTURE 5: Installation Art & Video Installation

Are these actual art forms?

What does video art do that film and TV don’t do better?

Matthew Barney, Ann Hamilton, Sooja Kim, Isaac Julien, etc.


March 22. LECTURE 6: Biennale Art

Is this the age of the curator?

Is there such a thing as “International Biennale Art” as opposed to “Auction Art.”

What is the best art shown at biennales?

Sara Sze, William Kentridge, Danh Vo, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, etc.


March 28. LECTURE 7: Painting at This Moment

Is anything new, interesting or excellent happening in painting now?

Neo Rauch, Agus Suwage, Nigel Cooke, Aytjoe Christine, etc.


March 29. LECTURE 8: Who Are the Great Artists of Our Age? What Next?

Are Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Marina Abramovic, Yayoi Kusama, etc. great artists?

Are there older artists now who have a profound late style like Rembrandt or Cezanne?

What are the next generation of young artists bringing into the world?

by Gino Gonzales
Wed 8 June – Fri 10 June 2016
1-7 pm


In line with its current exhibition, Badong : Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage, the Ateneo Art Gallerywith the support of Bench presents, Fashioning the Terno, a workshop to train practicing fashion and costume designers in crafting the national dress. Facilitating the masterclass is Gino Gonzales, a protege of National Artist for Theater and Design, Salvador Bernal. In this workshop he continues the work of his mentor in teaching others how to create proper, period appropriate ternos. The workshop will not only teach participants the rudiments of making terno patterns but will give them a brief history of the period to provide them with an understanding of the context of the way in which these dresses were worn and how they evolved throughout the century.

This masterclass is being given free of charge through the generosity of Bench.  Slots are very limited.  Interested participants should send a copy of the CV and an image of their work to aag@ateneo.edu by Saturday, 4 June.  Only those able to attend the entire workshop (June 8-10, 1-7pm) should apply.


About the facilitator : 
Gino Gonzales is an exhibition designer and scenographer who has worked on stage, film, television and event productions in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines.  He began as a protege for National Artist for Theater and Design Salvador Bernal, then went on to become a Fulbright scholar and an Asian Cultural Council grantee in New York University’s Tisch Design Department, where he received both the Seidman and Meier Awards.  He is currently a consultant for the Cultural Center of the Philippines and a lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University. Gonzales is co-author of the book Fashionable Filipinas : An Evolution of the National Dress in Photographs 1860-1960. 


We would like to thank those who participated in SHAPE: A Visual Art Summer Workshop at the Ateneo Art Gallery last week, May 4 to 8, 2015.


Here are some photos from the workshop:

 10408913_823608634396299_7927204239879121538_nDay 1: Renowned Filipino artists Elmer Borlongan and Plet Bolipata-Borlongan sharing experiences and tips to aspiring young artists

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Day 3: Students with renowned Filipino artists Elmer Borlongan and Plet Bolipata-Borlongan

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Day 4: Robert Alejandro teaches the students how to draw live models


Join Professor Tony Godfrey as he explores contemporary art from its birth to its current state in a 6 week course at the Ateneo Art Gallery from June 13 – July 18.  Through lectures and discussions discover the different movements that have emerged since the 1960s, the artists that have defined these movements and the different art forms that are currently seen in exhibitions, art fairs and biennials.


Course dates : Lectures every Saturday from June 13 – July 18, 2015, 10 am – 5 pm.


June 13What was wrong with Modernism?  Why did contemporary art happen? Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns.

Lecture on The birth of the Contemporary: Pop, Minimal and Conceptual Art: Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Joseph Beuys, On Kawara.


June 20 : 1980s : Neo Expressionism Anselm Kiefer, Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente

1980s: Neo conceptualism: Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Magiciens de la Terre


June 27 : Contemporary Art and Photography

Contemporary Art and Video :

Video works by Bill Viola, Pipilotti Rist and Eije Lisa Ahtilla


July 4: Sculpture and art in public places since 1980 : Joseph Beuys, Anthony Gormley, Skulptur Projekte Munster


July 11 : Installation art : Christian Boltanski, Ann Amilton, Ilya Kabakov

What is different about Filipino Contempoary Art?


July 18 : Can painting be contemporary? Marlene Dumas, Luc Tuymans, Liu Xiaodong

Who are the important artists for today and tomorrow?


Course fee : P12,000

The course includes gallery visits and discussions.


Professor Tony Godfrey has been working in the contemporary art world since 1978 as teacher, writer and curator. For many years he ran the MA (Contemporary Art) at Sotheby’s Institute London. 1995-2005. He has also taught in many art schools (Goldsmith’s RCA, Camberwell, Winchester, Lasalle (Singapore) etc) and Universities (Yale, NYU, Oxford, Plymouth, etc). In 2008 he became a Professor of Fine Art at University of Plymouth. His first book was New Image in Painting (1986) His 1998 book Conceptual Art was the first book to see Conceptual Art as a global phenomenon. It has remained in print and been translated into five languages. His most recent book Painting Today (Phaidon, 2009) attempts likewise to see painting as a worldwide phenomenon. It has been reprinted and translated into three languages.

Tony Godfrey’s other books include Drawing Today (1991) and Contemporary Photography in Asia (2013).

For more information on the course, you may email Ria Talamayan-Aguilar at rtalamayan@ateneo.edu or call the Ateneo Art Gallery at 4266488. Slots are limited.

Downloadable registration form is available here.

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Please be informed that due to public demand the Shape workshop has been shortened from two weeks to one week. This one week workshop will follow the set schedule for Module 1, May 4 (Monday) to May 8, (Friday), from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Ateneo Art Gallery. The workshop will cover traditional media of drawing (pencil, pen, ink and charcoal), illustration, painting and collage as well as the basics of starting a professional portfolio.

Also due to public demand, professional artists wishing to refresh their skills are welcome to participate in the workshop, as students.

The workshop fee has been reduced from Php 15,000 to Php 7,500.

The Ateneo Art Gallery wishes to thank those who have shared their feedback regarding this workshop.





Artists are often shaped by fellow artists. Skill and sensibility are honed through exposure and practice. This summer, the Ateneo Art Gallery offers the young art enthusiast a chance to be mentored by critically acclaimed practicing professionals: painters, sculptors, installation artists, and illustrators, in a simulated studio setting.

The 2-week intensive workshop will happen on Monday to Friday, from May 4 to 8, 2015 at the Ateneo Art Gallery.

Sessions will be structured as follows:

• They will begin with a 30 to 45-minute Artist’s Talk, where students can better understand the mind, and motivation, of their mentors. These talks are meant to introduce the student to the professional artist’s process, spark their creativity and lead them to conceptualize their own work.

• Students will spend the next 2 hours on an activity inspired by the artists talk. Activities will be designed by organizers in collaboration with mentors. Each participant will have their own workspace, where artist-mentors will continue to offer one-on-one guidance for the duration of the session.

• Each 3-hour session will be followed by an extra hour of “Studio Time”, optional free time where student artists can continue to work on their own projects or consult with peers. The Art Gallery shall close by 5 PM. The workshop will follow a planned learning continuum with each session having itsown theme and hands-on activity. Topics shall include an overview of the creative process, illustration, charcoal drawing, watercolor painting, oil painting, kinetic and interactive art, and installation. By the end of the workshop, students will have their own artistic diary and beginnings of a portfolio they can continue to build over time.

Students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Interested applicants may register starting April 6. Registration shall close once all 12 slots have been filled. Slots will be reserved for an applicant upon full payment of the workshop fee.

Please contact Ria Aguilar for further inquiries, registration and payment options. You may reach her at 426 6488 or 426 6001 local 4160 or email her at ateneoartgallery@ateneo.edu.

Participating Artists: Elmer Borlongan, Plet Bolipata-Borlongan, Robert Alejandro, and Christina Dy